Paragon National Bank will showcase artwork created by St. George’s Independent School students in the main lobby of its Saddle Creek banking center (7600 Poplar Avenue) throughout May. With locations in Germantown, Collierville and Memphis, St. George’s Independent School serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade and is the ninth local school art exhibit that Paragon has hosted during the 2012-2013 school year.
“We have truly enjoyed showcasing artwork created by so many young artists in our community over the last year,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon National Bank. “We have been continually amazed by the special talent these young students possess and are excited to feature this art by St. George’s students as the final installation of the 2012-2013 school year.”
Paragon worked with art teachers Allison Betchick and Gia Broadway to coordinate and display the mixed media work created by students in art classes led by St. George’s teachers, Charles Bopp and Danny Broadway. Paragon has one of Danny Broadway’s acrylic on canvas pieces, titled “Swing,” as part of its permanent collection in the Saddle Creek banking center.
The inspired work was created by Joshua Broadway, Alexander Walker and Walker Webb in the first grade; Abigail Finch and McKinley Hill in second grade; Emma Clayton and Hailey Flaherty in third grade; Hud McGeehee, Sydney Somogyi, Sam Stamps and Tyke Tabor in fourth grade; Graham Gumbert and Mary Virginia McWaters in fifth grade; and Alexis Harshbarger in twelfth grade.